'''Jefferson Starship''' is an American rock band formed in the early 1970s by several members of the former psychedelic rock
group Jefferson Airplane
. The band has undergone several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. The current Jefferson Starship, led by co-founder Paul Kantner
until his 2016 death, more closely resembled its original mix of psychedelic and electric folk music than the pop-driven tunes it was widely known for in the early to mid-1980s. It is not to be confused with Starship (band)|Starship
, a spin-off of the group featuring former co-lead singer Mickey Thomas (singer)|Mickey Thomas
that also periodically tours.